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The Netherlands is one of the Founding Seven of the Eurovision Song Contest, among the first participants in 1956.  They have only missed four contests in their history (two due to of the observance of their national holiday and two due to relegation), won four times and hosted the contest four times (Hilversum in 1958, Amsterdam in 1970, and The Hague in 1976 and 1980).

Though they competed in 2000, the broadcast of the contest was cancelled in the Netherlands due to the Enschede fireworks disaster hours before and the televote was cut off. Their votes were taken from a backup jury.

When the semifinals were introduced in 2004, the Netherlands had not been able to qualify an entry for the grand final. That all changed in 2013 when Anouk, chosen by internal selection, got her country its first ever place in the final in the semifinal era and finished in the top 10. The following year, The Common Linnets surprised many by winning their semi-final and finishing second in the final behind Austria, its best placing since Teach-In won back in 1975.

Participants

Year Artist Song Language Place Points Semi Points
1956 Jetty Paerl De vogels van Holland Dutch 2 N/A No Semi Finals
Corry Brokken Voorgoed voorbij
1957 Net Als Toen Dutch 1 31
1958 Heel De Wereld 9 1
1959 Teddy Scholten Een beetje 1 21
1960 Rudi Carrell Wat een geluk 12 2
1961 Greetje Kauffeld Wat een dag 10 6
1962 De Spelbrekers Katinka 13 0
1963 Annie Palmen Een speeldoos 13 0
1964 Anneke Grönloh Jij bent mijn leven 10 2
1965 Conny Vandenbos 't Is genoeg 11 5
1966 Milly Scott Fernando en Filippo 15 2
1967 Thérèse Steinmetz Ring-dinge-ding 14 2
1968 Ronnie Tober Morgen 16 1
1969 Lenny Kuhr De troubadour 1 18
1970 Hearts of Soul Waterman 7 7
1971 Saskia & Serge Tijd 6 85
1972 Sandra & Andres Als het om de liefde gaat 4 106
1973 Ben Cramer De oude muzikant 14 69
1974 Mouth & MacNeal I See A Star English 3 15
1975 Teach-In Ding-a-Dong 1 152
1976 Sandra Reemer The Party's Over 9 56
1977 Heddy Lester De mallemolen Dutch 12 35
1978 Harmony 't Is OK 13 37
1979 Xandra Colorado 12 51
1980 Maggie MacNeal Amsterdam 5 93
1981 Linda Williams Het is een wonder 9 51
1982 Bill van Dijk Jij en ik 16 8
1983 Bernadette Sing Me a Song 7 66
1984 Maribelle Ik hou van jou 13 34
1985 Did not participate
1986 Frizzle Sizzle Alles heeft ritme Dutch 13 40 No Semi Finals
1987 Marcha Rechtop in de wind 5 83
1988 Gerard Joling Shangri-La 9 70
1989 Justine Pelmelay Blijf zoals je bent 15 45
1990 Maywood Ik wil alles met je delen 15 25
1991 Did not participate
1992 Humphrey Campbell Wijs me de weg Dutch 9 67 No Semi Final
1993 Ruth Jacott Vrede 6 92 Participated in 1992
1994 Willeke Alberti Waar is de zon? 23 4 No Semi Final
1995 Relegated from participation
1996 Maxine & Franklin Brown De eerste keer Dutch 7 78 9 63
1997 Mrs. Einstein Niemand heeft nog tijd 22 5 No Semi Finals
1998 Edsilia Rombley Hemel en Aarde 4 150
1999 Marlayne One Good Reason English 8 71
2000 Linda Wagenmakers No Goodbyes 13 40
2001 Michelle Out On My Own 18 16
2002 Relegated from participation
2003 Esther Hart One More Night English 13 45 No Semi Final
2004 Re-Union Without You 20 11 6 146
2005 Glennis Grace My Impossible Dream -- -- 14 53
2006 Treble Amambanda Imaginary, English -- -- 20 22
2007 Edsilia Rombley On Top of the World English -- -- 21 38
2008 Hind Your Heart Belongs to Me -- -- 13 27
2009 De Toppers Shine -- -- 17 11
2010 Sieneke Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie) Dutch -- -- 14 29
2011 3JS Never Alone English -- -- 19 13
2012 Joan Franka You and Me -- -- 15 35
2013 Anouk Birds 9 114 6 75
2014 The Common Linnets Calm After the Storm 2 238 1 150
2015 Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk Along -- -- 14 33
2016 Douwe Bob Slow Down 11 153 5 197
2017 O'G3NE Lights and Shadows 11 150 4 200

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